Stories tagged: environment
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6 a.m.
Gonzaga study reveals high levels of microplastics in Spokane River, suggests particles in drinking water as well
The tenuous plastic fibers, visible only through the magnified view of a microscope, sent Jacob Peterson reeling into eddies of anxiety.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.
2018: The year outdoors
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
2018: Outdoor transitions
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
The Gonzaga University School of Law will host a workshop and talk on PCBs, Monsanto and the Spokane River at 6 p.m. next Thursday in the Barbieri Courtroom at the …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Thousands of scientists expressed alarm this week at the expansion of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. A report in BioScience outlined the dangers of building a continuous and impermeable …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
Months after three major hurricanes devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, the White House once again proposed slashing spending on government programs to combat climate change.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
What would you do if something threatened your favorite mountain? While most people don’t do much more than complain and feel sorry for themselves when facing demise off something so …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
The “Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper Wild and Scenic Film Festival” will be held on Thursday night at Boswell Hall on North Idaho College’s main campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
Wordsmithing By Nature
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
For thousands of years, poets have written about the outdoors. Sometimes, they praise scenery and wildness; sometimes, they compare humanity to nature. Poets from Hesiod and Homer to Basho and …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
Many state groups and agencies that handle Endangered Species Act functions for the federal government have been casting worried looks at the endangered status of their funding.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
CONSERVATION – Breathtaking landscapes will dominate the picture this week at the third annual Spokane screening of environmental films that feature nature’s beauty, cutting edge environmental issues, humor and more. …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
TIMBERLANDS – Access easements will allow public access to the 13,169-acre Clagstone Meadows private timberlands in Bonner County, starting Aug. 1, the Idaho Fish and Game Department says. Under the …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Environmental and fishing groups sued the federal government on Thursday as they seek cooler water for salmon in the Columbia River system. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
John Latta has two ways of looking at the winter-themed eye candy coming to Spokane this week in the
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Grand Canyon National Park has surpassed its visitation record for the second year in a row.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
The effort to come up with a way to manage bison at Grand Canyon National Park has taken a turn back in time – thousands of years – to determine …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
The public views Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge as a sanctuary for migratory birds, elk, deer, moose and predators and a destination for hiking and outdoor photography.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
A state-owned hatchery on the Little Spokane River uses fish food containing cancer-causing PCBs, and its wastewater should monitored as a pollution source, river advocates say.
Sun., Sept. 28, 2014
When one of Spokane’s handful of world-class mountaineers decided to make a movie, you’d think it would be about climbing. Chris Kopczynski, 66, has scanned the world from the top …
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
FISHING – Sockeye continue to set records for their total run this year up the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The record of 521,000 counted into the Columbia over Bonneville Dam …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013
OUTLAW – Elk and deer are crazy for salt, and that craving, exploited by unethical and illegal hunters, is getting them killed, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2012, 6:33 a.m.
FISHING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved fishing regulations for the 2012-2014 fishing seasons during its meeting last weekend in Olympia. Changes the panel made include:
Tue., March 30, 2010, 11:37 a.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked a proposal to dig a major new mine beneath a remote Montana wilderness area that boasts grizzly bears, rare trout …
Thu., Dec. 3, 2009, 1:15 p.m.
Plans announced Wednesday to streamline how state natural-resource agencies deliver services to the public did not include consolidation of any state agencies.
Sun., Oct. 11, 2009
Fly fishers take on steelhead Lewiston fly-tier Leroy Hyatt and Spokane fishing guide Sean Visintainer will present a free program about steelheading on the Clearwater and Grande Ronde rivers Wednesday, …